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Franchise, Know Your Business

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Franchise Your Business


As a business owner, you’ve probably heard of franchising as a way to scale your business and make more money. It’s a proven model that works. In fact, it works so well that you’re probably familiar with popular franchises like Subway, Hampton Inn and 7-11. Hampton Inn alone has expanded to more than 2,000 hotels… Read more

Innovate Your Business, Small Business Tools, Technology

Supply Chain Management Software for Small Businesses


The idea of a “supply chain” might sound like it’s only for big companies with massive factories and lots of vendors and moving parts – but the truth is, lots of small businesses have supply chains too. And small business owners can benefit from using automated tools like supply chain management (SCM) software to make… Read more

Business Inspiration, Financial Management, Fund Your Business, Rock Your Business

Financial Management Lessons from NBA Free Agency


The NBA is going through its annual free agency period and there have been lots of players moving from one team to another and signing new contracts. The NBA has a salary cap, so each team has a limit to the amount of money it can spend on player salaries. Since every team has the… Read more

Kabbage Customers, Kabbage News

Meet the Businesses Behind the Billion


We’re still racing toward the finish line of $1 billion of small businesses loans provided! Kabbage wouldn’t be where it is without the support of our rock star small business customers around the country, and nothing gets us more jazzed than recognizing our customers’ successes while we grow along with them. As a part of… Read more

Kabbage Customers, Kabbage News

Race to $1 Billion: Ladies and Gentleman…Start Your Engines!


The Race: Kabbage is about to cross the finish line: $1 billion in loans funded to small businesses. There’s one major thing we want to celebrate while we barrel down the home stretch toward those checkered flags; the customers who got us here! The Team: In the coming weeks, as we make the final count… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Manage Your Business

Attracting Top-Tier Employees: How to Be the Employer Everyone Wants to Work For


With the economy gaining strength, top-tier employees often have their pick of positions, so how can small businesses compete with larger companies when it comes to attracting and retaining the best workers? The answer lies in effectively communicating ways you are a desirable employer, such as highlighting your culture of inclusion, your strong mission statement… Read more

Business Inspiration, Leadership, Rock Your Business

3 Business Owners Tell Us the Advantages of Failure


“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Poet Alexander Pope penned this quote more than two hundred years ago, yet it’s still very relevant today in business, even in this age of advanced technology. The reality is that businesses are created and managed by people, not technologies. And, people have the ability to use bad… Read more

Know Your Business, Restaurant

The 8 Immutable Laws of Restaurant Success


Much of the advice we give here at the Kabbage Small Business Blog is general: what to do in any business, universal financial facts and news of interest to entrepreneurs regardless of industry. But not all businesses are created equal. This is the first in a series of posts with specific advice for people operating… Read more

Research, Start Your Business

When Is the Right Time to Launch Your Business?


Timing is everything. This is certainly the case in affairs of the heart, but it may equally be true when it comes to starting a business. Business coaches often advise aspiring entrepreneurs to evaluate the “four Ps” of marketing – product, price, place and promotion – before they open their doors to customers. However, timing… Read more

Fund Your Business, Know Your Business, Small Business Loans, Womenpreneurs

11 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Know About


  Note: This article was originally featured on Entrepreneur.   In 2014, there were close to 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, a 68 percent increase since 1997, according to The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express. This percentage increase exceeded the national average of small business growth by 1.5 times. It also illustrated what… Read more

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